This ready-to-use, 27 page packet is designed for teachers to use with students in grades 3-6 as they read Troublemaker, by Andrew Clements. Included is a 15 page student booklet that divides the text into four reading assignments with 3-4 pages of questions and tasks to go with each one. Provided also is an answer key. In addition, there is the master for a bookmark for students to use to keep track of vocabulary words while reading the book and using the student booklet.
The questions and tasks in this booklet reinforce many skills that good readers and writers need. These include comprehension, expanding vocabulary, using inference, summarizing, predicting, and recognizing such writing crafts as similes, metaphors, and onomatopoeia. The packet gives students practice in writing to explain their thinking and to demonstrate their understanding. The booklet is designed for independent work so that students can work on this in class while the teacher is meeting with another group. It could also be used for homework or as a guide to a parent or aide who is supervising a book club.
**The student booklet is mostly created in black and white to keep costs for copying at a minimum.
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Troublemaker in a nutshell:
A touching and easy-to-read book written by bestselling author, Andrew Clements, this book is sure to appeal to most of your readers…but especially boys. Twelve year old Clay Hensley is a talented artist and prides himself on being pretty cool and a little bit above having to follow the school’s rules. He idolizes his older brother, Mitch, who always seemed fearless and above the law. But, Clay's world begins to change when he realizes that his brother’s views on what’s cool and what’s not have changed. The question is: does Clay have what it takes to change his own reputation?
Appropriate for students in grades 3-6. Reading level is approximately 5th grade.
Created by Jean Martin
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